DETECTIVES investigating an assault on a Chorley pensioner have this evening (Saturday, August 26th) arrested a man.
The 35 year old man, from Chorley, has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and is currently in custody.
Police launched an investigation after the 88 year old victim was woken from her sleep in her home on Aspen Gardens at around half past midnight this morning (Saturday, August 26th) to find a man assaulting her and demanding money.
The attacker pulled her from the bed and the assault continued. He also ransacked the house before making off.
The victim managed to crawl to a neighbourâ€™s house and the police were called.
She was taken by ambulance to Wigan Hospital suffering from a number of injuries which are thankfully not life threatening.
Detective Inspector Warren Atkinson, of South CID, said: â€œI would like to thank the public for their incredible response to our appeal for information following this incident. As a result of their help and through police enquiries we now have a man in custody and he will be questioned in due course.
â€We will, of course, update further when we are in a position to do so.â€
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0055 of today (Saturday, August 26th) or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.